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March 1, 2020 – Council District 5

  1. EPS Variances
  2. Planning Board Meetings
  3. Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting
  4. Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP) 2020
  5. Towson Improvements
  6. Stoneleigh-Anneslie Storm Water Project
  7. Water Improvements on Forge Road
  8. Water Line Rehabilitation: The Towson Fourth System
  9. The Future Fullerton Reservoirs
  10. Administrative Variances
  11. Development Meetings
  12. Zoning Hearings

EPS Variances

The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (EPS) publishes a list of the environmental administrative variance requests along with their status. The requests are listed by County Council District.

Information: EPS Variances for District 5

Planning Board Meetings

Baltimore County Planning Board meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday, March 5, at 5:45 p.m., in the Pikesville High School Auditorium, 7621 Labyrinth Road, Pikesville, Maryland 21208

Information: Contact Myles Muehlberger by phone at 410-887-3482 or by email at

Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting

The Landmarks Preservation Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, March 12, at 6 p.m., in Room 104 of the Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson.

Information: Contact Taylor Bensley at 410-887-3495 or

Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP) Hearing

CZMP Hearing, 5th District
Date: Tuesday, March 24
Time: 6 p.m. (public sign-in begins at 5 p.m.)
Place: Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Road, Nottingham, Maryland 21236

The CZMP takes place every four years on an exact schedule specified in the County Code. Any citizen may request a zoning change on any property in Baltimore County, although the usual participants in the process are individual landowners, contract purchasers, community organizations, County staff, the Planning Board and the County Council.

The CZMP covers a period of approximately 12 months and results in zoning decisions that are reflected in a final log of issues. Ultimately, the County Council decides on each issue whether to retain the existing zoning or to enact a different zone(s) or district(s). Generally, each issue is a single property, but an issue might cover many adjoining properties and might even cover many hundreds of acres. The zoning on all properties that were not issues is reenacted without change.

Please Note: Each speaker will have two minutes to present their views to the Planning Board for the CZMP issues in the 2nd District. If preparing written testimony, please bring 20 copies for the Planning Board members and staff.

The Planning Board will deliberate their recommendations during work sessions in the month of April. The sessions are open to the public, however no public input will be heard during work sessions.

For more information, please visit the CZMP page. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Planning, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 101, Towson, Maryland 21204. Call 410-887-3480 or email

Towson Improvements

In cooperation with the Towson Row development, the Department of Public Works is improving sidewalks on Chesapeake Avenue between Washington Avenue and York Road. The work will be undertaken this year.

Information: Email the Department of Public Works at

Stoneleigh-Anneslie Storm Water Project

The Department of Public Works is addressing storm water concerns in the Stoneleigh-Anneslie community and is about to update the 100-year-old drainage system. Baltimore County earmarked a million dollars for the project in 2018 and the County's contractor was scheduled to begin work on February 17 with the relocation of water lines. Following the relocation, crews will install pipes and manholes on Kingston Road, Wardman Avenue, Marlborough Road, Avondale Road and a part of Regester Avenue. Construction is expected to be finished late this year and working hours, traffic changes and parking impacts will be announced as the job progresses.

Information: Email the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Storm Water Division at

Water Improvements on Forge Road

Baltimore County plans to replace 2.64 miles of water line on Forge Road between Belair Road and Gaylord Street. The $3 million project, replacing the old 12-inch diameter cast-iron pipes, began in November and is scheduled to be completed in the summer. It is 20 percent complete.

Information: Email the Department of Public Works at

Water Line Rehabilitation: The Towson Fourth System

The Department of Public Works is replacing water lines in:

  1. Joppa Road between Old Harford Road and Drumwood Road
  2. Oakleigh Road between Joppa Road and White Oak Road
  3. Satyr Hill Road from Lowell Ridge Road to Harford Road

The project began in February 2018. It was scheduled to be completed by the spring of 2019 and will cost $6.7 million. It is 98 percent complete.

Information: Contact the Bureau of Engineering and Construction at

The Future Fullerton Reservoirs

The three-year long construction of the Fullerton Reservoirs, costing $80.1 million, is 95 percent complete. Crews are currently building an ancillary building to facilitate water chlorination.

Information: Call the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Water Design at 410-887-3783 or email

Administrative Variances

Administrative Variances Pending include requests for Administrative Variances pending before the Department of Permits, Approvals, and Inspections. These hearings are up-to-date as of the publication of this newsletter and are subject to change.

Information: Call the Office of Administrative Law Judges at 410-887-3868 or Zoning Review at 410-887-3391.

Administrative Variances—9902 Richlyn Drive
Date and Time: Monday, March 9, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case Number: 2020-0047-A
Property Location: Northwest side of Richlyn Drive, northeast 228 feet to the centerline of Carlyn Drive
Legal Owners: David and Elizabeth LaFlamme
Administrative Variance to permit a proposed accessory structure (garage) with a side setback of zero feet in lieu of the minimum setback of two and a half feet.
Closing Date: Monday, March 9, 4:30 p.m., 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 111, Towson, Maryland 21204
Information: Contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391.

Development Meetings

Development Meetings include Community Input, Concept Plan, County Review, Development Review Committee and Hearing Officers Hearings. These hearings are up-to-date as of the publication of this newsletter and subject to change.

Information: Call 410-887-3321.

There are no Development Meetings scheduled at the time of publication of this newsletter. Please visit the Development Management Calendar for changes in District 5.

Zoning Hearings

Zoning Hearings include Special Exceptions, Variances and other issues before the Office of Administrative Hearings of Baltimore County. These hearings are up-to-date as of the publication of this newsletter and are subject to change.

Information: Call 410-887-3391.

There are no Zoning Hearings scheduled at the time of publication of this newsletter. Please visit the Zoning Calendar for changes in District 5.

Revised March 11, 2020         


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